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News from The ADRC

• 2014/08/29
Prof. Hamada, ADRC Chairman, received the Cabinet Office Disaster Prevention Achievement Award for the Year 2014 from the Prime Minister.(PDF, Japanese version only)
• 2014/07/17
The message from the Chairman has been renewed.
• 2014/01/08
Recently, the ADRC logo is used along with an image of a mountain on what seems to be a news article about an expected volcanic activity. Such news has been circulated through social media. Please be advised that ADRC does not issue any precaution or warning for disastrous volcanic activities, and has nothing to do with the information contained in the article. The ADRC logo is apparently used without permission.
• 2013/12/18
The ADRC office will be closed from 28 December to 5 January for the New Year Holidays.
• 2013/09/03
NEW!The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) is to take place in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, from 14 to 18 March 2015.
• 2013/04/05
The Islamic Republic of Iran joined as the 30th ADRC member country in December 2012.
• 2012/07/25
"Natural Disasters Data Book-2011 edition" is now available.
• 2011/06/07
Expert group meeting Toward Creative Reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake was held in Tokyo on May 31.
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• 2010/01/17
World disaster reduction campaign for 2010-2011 is "Building Resilient Cities".
• 2009/12/29
The ADRC office will be closed from 29 December to 3 January for the Year End and New Year Holidays. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by this.
• 2009/07/14
Mr. Atsushi Koresawa was appointed to serve as the new Executive Director of ADRC as of 14 July 2009.
• 2009/05/07
Our website is under suspension 15th May between 3:00am and 5:30am for maintenance purposes. Apologies for the inconvenience.
• 2009/02/16
"Information: Change of URL of ADRC"

We have changed the URL of our website with acquisition of new domain ( for ADRC.


• 2009/01/28
Announcement of International Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction
• 2008/10/08
International Day for Disaster Reduction. Wednesday 8 October 2008.
• 2008/03/31
Our website has been renewed.